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Hjartasteinn (2016)

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A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his ... See full summary »
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Baldur Einarsson ...
Þór
Blær Hinriksson ...
Kristján
Diljá Valsdóttir ...
Beta
Katla Njálsdóttir ...
Hanna
Jónína Þórdís Karlsdóttir ...
Rakel
Rán Ragnarsdóttir ...
Hafdís
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Hulda, Þór's Mother
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Sigurður, Kristján's Father
Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir ...
Þórdís, Kristján's Mother
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Sven
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Ásgeir
Daniel Hans Erlendsson ...
Haukur
Theodór Pálsson ...
Mangi
Sveinn Sigurbjörnsson ...
Guðjón
Árni Friðriksson ...
Beth's father
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A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it's time to leave the playground and face adulthood. Written by SF Studios

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28 December 2016 (Iceland)  »

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Heartstone  »

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Borgarfjörður Eystri in Eastern Iceland had not been a filming location for any other productions earlier. See more »

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Impressive story-telling and a proof of true talent
9 August 2017 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

With Heartstone (2016), Icelandic writer-director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson delivers an outstanding feature film debut about adolescence.

The setting of the story in a small isolated Icelandic fishing village, combined with truly amazing performances by the young actors, gives the themes of friendship, identity, love, puberty and sexual awakening an incredible power. Added to this, the beautiful photography and use of landscapes and, not the least, the wonderfully composed score by Danish Kristian Eidnes Andersen, make the film a heart-breaking, beautiful force - and a proof of true filmmaking talent.


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